Build Thread Mustang5L5's Build Thread - Modifying the Strut Tower Brace for the hydroboost

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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I think you're gonna hate yourself for not moving that bar between the intake and master cylinder for the sake of access to those caps.
Form over function always puzzled me :chin
 

Mustang5L5

Put lubricant all over the balls
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But grinding out the clearance slot does give me access. If I remove that front cap I can bolt the bar in place.

I can remove the rear cap fine, and there is room to check/add fluid.

It’s the front cap that I need space to remove. This is a situation where I’d rather not overcomplicate the solution. (Not that I haven’t done that before)


What another gent did for clearance.
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Mustang5L5

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Well right now all I can do is stare at it. Loaned out my grinder/cutoff so I’m just twiddling thumbs Til I get it back.

If I can make a surgical cut here, might not even need to repowdercoat it if I leave the cut open. I’ll need to see how that looks though. If it’s very visible I will weld in a patch and grind it smooth.

My PCer is an hour ride each way so if I don’t need to powdercoat, id like to try and avoid. Need to see what end result looks like first and decide.
 

Mustang5L5

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Messed around with the ac again today. Said I was done but I really wanted to get a nice deep vacuum.

I used my nitrogen bottle and did a series of 3 evacs and three refills. Each time, the vacuum got deeper and I was able to get to that level much quicker.

I’d say I’m down where I need to be.

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I was advised not to charge it with the ambient temps so low so I’ll put a little nitrogen back into the system and wait for warmer temps.
 
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